I recently purchased a new touring bike that came with a back rack included. However, the panniers I have don't fit well - the J-Hook piece that secures the panniers to the bottom of the rack is too long (or too low), and so doesn't securely fasten the panniers to the bottom of the rack. The two LBSs in my area didn't really have useful advice.
If I don't find a solution, then in the short-term I'll just use plastic zip-ties and fasten the bottom of the panniers to the rack this way. In the longer term, though, it would be nice not to have to cut off zip-ties every time I want to take off the panniers!
And I know, I could just get a rack/pannier combination that fits better, but I'd much rather work with what I have for now.
Cheers, thanks for your thoughts!